In a strategic move to capture the American electric motorcycle market, Chinese manufacturer Horwin is gearing up to make a notable debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2024. The company plans to unveil a trio of electric motorcycles, each designed to offer a unique blend of performance, style, and cutting-edge technology.
Leading the charge is the Senmenti 0, a sporty and versatile urban adventure bike priced at $16,800. Horwin, while remaining tight-lipped on specific details, highlights the model's distinctive angular lines and unique lighting units. Measuring 84.4 inches in length with a seat height of 31.2 inches, the Senmenti 0 promises a dynamic riding experience.
One of the standout features of the Senmenti 0 is its AI-powered advanced riding assistance system. This system, according to Horwin, aims to enhance personalization by collecting rider data to prevent accidents and boost rider protection and confidence. Safety is further emphasized with adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, and front/rear collision warning systems. The bike also boasts automatic high beams, a 360-degree vision system, hill descent control, lane detection technology, uphill assistance, and a Sentry mode.
Weighing in at 507 lbs, the Senmenti 0 is equipped with a formidable 16.9 kWh battery, offering an impressive range of 186 miles. The electric motor churns out 99 hp and a robust 659 lb-ft of torque, propelling the bike from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, with a top speed reaching 125 mph. Charging convenience is addressed with the capability to go from 0-80% charge in as little as 30 minutes using a DC fast charger. Pre-orders for the Senmenti 0 are already open, and U.S. deliveries are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of this year.
Following the Senmenti 0, Horwin has its sights set on the Senmenti X, expected to hit the market in 2025. Described as a “Hyper GT” performance touring motorcycle, the concept version offers a glimpse of a futuristic ride with illuminated wheels, a sleek fairing, and a 25.9 kWh battery pack. Horwin estimates an impressive range of 250+ miles on the WLTP cycle, powered by a 99 hp electric motor capable of accelerating the bike to 60 mph in less than four seconds.
The ambitious lineup extends to the Senmenti 11, slated for a 2026 release. A minimalist concept previewing this model showcases vertical lighting units and split rear wheels, with the intriguing addition of “variable body covers in different styles,” suggesting customizable aesthetics.
Horwin's CEO, Wendsor Zhou Wei, expressed enthusiasm about introducing the brand to new audiences in the U.S., recognizing the pivotal role the market plays for any electric vehicle company. He looks forward to showcasing the advantages of riding an electric motorcycle to a diverse range of riders.